Orientation Leader pointing students in the right direction.

Welcome new Bulldogs!

Dog Days: New Student Orientation assists transfer students in starting their Fresno State career on the right track. Attending orientation is an important step in making the transition to life as a Bulldog and is the best way to acclimate yourself as a new Fresno State student.

Dog Days gives students the opportunity to meet with an academic counselor, meet with a department advisor from your major, and receive priority new student registration. While new transfer students may already be familiar with college, it is also an opportunity to learn about all of the policies and procedures that are unique to Fresno State.

Transfer students are required to attend orientation and must accept admission to the university in order to register for Dog Days. Parents and guests are welcome to attend and will have separate concurrent programming.

Reserve your spot early, dates will fill up quickly. 

Click here for the dates of orientation.

If you are interested in what will be going on, check the orientation schedule to see what your orientation day will look like.

There is a lot of information to learn during orientation. Therefore, students must be present for the entire program in order to be cleared for registration. No exceptions.

Preparing for orientation

There are some things that need to be done before your DOG DAY. Check the pre-orientation checklist mailed by the Admissions & Records office to make sure you come prepared.

Orientation Program Fees:

- Transfer Students: $70

- Parent/Guest: $25

* NO refunds will be issued once payment is made.

The orientation fee for transfer students entering in the Fall semester is $70, which covers:

  • Meals
  • Parking
  • Program materials
  • Facilities
  • Administrative costs
  • Staff salaries